John R. Piekarski
Sept. 14, 1946-June 21, 2017
John Raymond Piekarski passed away suddenly on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 while surrounded by his loving family.
John was born in Oak Park, Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Forestry. He later attended the University of Oregon where he obtained a MBA in Forest Industry Management. He spent his early career in management in the forest products industry in the states of Washington and Indiana before he moved his family to Pleasanton, California thirty three years ago to hold a position in San Jose. Mid-career he received training in financial services and became an investment advisor and manager in the banking industry.
After retiring he volunteered at Open Heart Kitchen and for many years at Valley Care Emergency Room, which he loved.
He is survived by Sharon, his wife of forty- six years, their children Susan Piekarski Jorgensen and her husband Mark Jorgensen of Pleasanton; David Piekarski and his wife Andrea Goldstein-Piekarski of Redwood City; and his sister Gail Rowley and her husband Larry Rowley of Mountlake Terrace, WA.
Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Unitarian Universalist Church in Livermore, 1893 N. Vasco Road, Livermore, CA.
Donations in his honor can be sent to Open Heart Kitchen, 1141 Catalina Dr., Mailbox #137, Livermore, CA 94550